About

Born in Shanghai, China and raised in Queens, New York, Christine Fang (she/her) received her MFA in Professional Acting from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in the United Kingdom. 

 

At Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (BOVTS), Christine most recently played Thaisa in Shakespeare’s Pericles, directed by acclaimed Shakespearean actor and director Andrew Hilton and Royal Shakespeare Company assistant director Aaron Parsons at the Redgrave Theatre. Other roles at BOVTS include Alison in John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, directed by Katy Carmichael; Anya in Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, directed by Mabel Aitken; Isabella in Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, directed by Paul Chesterton; Rosalind in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, directed by Paul Chesterton; and the Seer in Aeschylus' Agamemnon, directed by Jacquie Crago. 

 

At BOVTS, Christine was trained under Olivier Award winning actor, Paul Clarkson, Carol Fairlamb (former Resident Vocal Coach at the Sydney Theatre Company), and acclaimed international movement director, Jonathan Howell. Before BOVTS, she studied Meisner at the Esper Studio, improv at Upright Citizens Brigade (rip) in New York, and clown/bouffon at The Funny School (also rip, damn covid!) in New York and École Philippe Gaulier in Paris. 

 

As a first-generation Chinese American, Christine learned English by watching films and television which is how she realized she wanted to be in that screen, in the TV box living those lives. As she grew and consumed a variety of art and content, Christine began to recognize what she hopes for in her own oeuvres. The live wire quality of theatre thrills her to her toes and her L O V E of indie films (particularly those distributed by A24 and Film4) and HBO runs deep. She hopes to create and collaborate in new works that interrogate and inspire and reimagine classics that transcend time. Exploring the BIPOC experience in her work is especially important to her: challenging the norms, championing the seemingly mundane, and unearthing the breadth of identity. 

 

Christine regards herself as an actor who can sing, if requested, and dance, whenever there is music on. She enjoys singing along to musical theatre tracks but has found her singing voice while singing pop and alternative songs and after years at Broadway Dance Center, she finds herself mostly drawn to contemporary, jazz funk, and hip hop dance styles. Christine loves writing notes to pals, a sour beer, and Spotify's personalized daily mixes. All of which reminds her that although having dance parties for and with herself during lockdown in her own room with all the lights off, a strobe light YouTube video, and music blasting through her headphones has been narrowly satisfying, she can’t wait for the day she is able to chat nonsense and flail about again with buddies on a magical day out...xx

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